Museum News

Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015

image, Archives Awareness WeekABOYNE – In celebration of Archives Awareness Week from April 7 –11 , Wellington County Archives staff will be conducting behind-the-scenes tours. Drop in and go for a tour or ask an Archivist how to start your family history, how to use www.ancestry.ca , how to preserve your family photographs, how to research your house and what resources are available at the Wellington County Archives.
The County Archives is dedicated to appraising, selecting and acquiring...

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Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2015

image, Mount Forest, 2014 ABOYNE – Celebrating the people and places of Wellington County, award-winning Fergus photographer Sylvia Galbraith’s major exhibit Main Streets and Memories opens April 11 at Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA).
“When viewed as a whole, this exhibition shows a connection between the past and present, how things have changed, and also how history seems to repeat itself in daily life,” said Sylvia Galbraith. For the past two years, Sylvia...

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Posted Monday, January 12, 2015

image of Freemasonry poster ABOYNE – Popular culture has often represented Freemasonry as a mysterious and secretive society. A travelling exhibit from Bruce County Museum helps shed light on the structure and vision of this ancient fraternal order and why it remains a strong presence in present day society. Hosted by the Wellington County Museum and Archives from January 24 to April 26, the exhibit answers many questions about Masonic symbolism, the Order’s historical roots and the moral and...
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Posted Thursday, January 08, 2015

Graphic image for exhibit No One Goes 2 Palmerston ON ABOYNE – Discover all things interesting about the Town of Palmerston in a new exhibit opening at the Wellington County Museum and Archives on January 17.  Entitled No One Goes 2 Palmerston ON , the exhibit tells the story of the town, which this year celebrates 140 years of history.  The exhibit features the local history collection of Chad Martin, whose private collection will be highlighted in Wellington County Collects and runs through May 10.
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Posted Tuesday, October 14, 2014

We Will Remember Them Image ABOYNE – Remembering the Fallen has special significance this year as we commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the First World War. A major exhibit, Death and the County Soldier , explores the devastating cost of the Great War. And, in tribute to all of the Fallen, from the First World War to Afghanistan, the front lawn at the Wellington County Museum and Archives will display We Will Remember Them in the first weeks of November.
Death and the County Soldier...

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